Incubating pullet eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SA newbie, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. SA newbie

    SA newbie Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, new to incubating and wondering if I can incubate pullet eggs. We have a BA pullet, been repeated mated by virile BA cock, a BR pullet with a young hen and BR cock, and a group of Boschvelders who will reach POL this week, 2 cocks to 17 pullets who enjoy doing the deed! Boschvelders are a south african mixed breed. Can I use their eggs or am I gonna waste my time? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    [​IMG] I have hatched pullet eggs with no problem. I do keep the largest eggs for hatching. Recently another BYC member gave me some pullet eggs that were rather small. When I did my day 10 candle, 24 out of 25 eggs were developing. I am setting them tomorrow for hatching. I will candle again to see if there are any quitters.
     
  3. ga_goat

    ga_goat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cmom thank you for that answer as I was forced into setting some ( ordered eggs ) that I have a feeling are / were pullett eggs
     
  4. SA newbie

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    Awesome thanks, hopefully the bator arrives tomorrow- postal service very pathetic in SA! Will keep updated as to how they do!
     
  5. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    I just hatched 2 pullet eggs. There were the first few they had laid. They were also the first 2 to hatch and the chicks are now almost 2 weeks old and have been doing great since they hatched. Have some more in my bator now. [​IMG]
     

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